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Lead Practitioner - Identified

 Lead Practitioner – Practice Frameworks -Aboriginal Identified

At The Benevolent Society, our vision is a just society where everyone can live their best life. We are a Not-for-Profit and non-religious organisation that helps people, families, and communities achieve positive change. We work and advocate for an inclusive Australian society that advances the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve parity in life outcomes. We are committed to realising our RAP Innovate principles of Respect, Recognition, and Opportunity.

A New Opportunity …

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lead Practitioner will contribute to the creation, design, and implementation of a portfolio of projects focused on implementing evidence-based practice in frontline services for First Nations peoples. This will include embedding common practice frameworks, supervision approaches and a client safe organisation within our professional governance framework.

The Role….

  • Develop, implement and regularly review a variety of practice frameworks. Ensure that our work is culturally safe and provides effective responses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, families, and communities.
  • Develop resources informed by best practice approaches in person-centred practices, knowledge translation, and implementation of cultural practice.
  • Design and deliver innovative practices that enhance quality practice standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of competency requirements for staff to deliver quality, seamless service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Purposely analyse numerical data, verbal data, and all other sources of information to drive practice improvement.
  • Promote and share best practice and service improvements across the organisation, participating in learning opportunities and practice workshops.

About You ….

  • This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
  • The Benevolent Society considers that being Aboriginal Identified is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and that the appointment of the Lead Practitioner - Aboriginal Identified position is a special measure pursuant to section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) to make the delivery of The Benevolent Society's services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people more effective.
  • An understanding of ability to work with practice frameworks that best serve the needs of aboriginal communities, and are sensitive to those communities’ needs.
  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work or other health related degree OR relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years practice experience in providing high level practice guidance, support and/or coaching,
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of evidence based clinical and practice frameworks that apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Ability to translate research and sector developments into practice.
  • Strong project management experience and organisational skills alongside your clinical and practice knowledge.

Some of the Benefits from Working with TBS …..

  • Access to purchased leave immediately and long service leave after 5 years!
  • Salary packaging for NFP available.
  • Flexible work arrangements.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role). To learn more about our privacy policy please click here.

We respect and promote human rights and are committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and welcome applications from its members. If you identify as a person with a disability, please contact us about any adjustments you need.

As a child safe and child friendly organisation The Benevolent Society (TBS) is committed to upholding the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people that access our services. Every child and young person has the right to feel safe and be safe from physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and cultural abuse and neglect.

For queries call Emily Wailes on 0403-764-259 or email emily.wailes@benevolent.org.au. Closing date is  June 18, 2021

Join our passionate team and make a real difference

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We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).

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